Cort Theatre

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Producer John Cort introduced the Cort Theatre in 1912, designed by Edward B. Corey and located east of Broadway on W. 48th Street. The Cort briefly housed "The Merv Griffin Show" between 1969 and 1972 before returning to legitimate theatre, and it later set a house record with 1,920 performances of the Stephen Schwartz musical The Magic Show.

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  • Built: 1912
  • Number of Seats: 1102
  • Stage Door: As you exit the main 48th St. doors, the stage door is to your left. It is a large, unmarked metal door.
  • Bathrooms: Ladies and Men's: Down one flight of 19 steps. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located in the Renaissance Hotel mezzanine level (7th Ave and 48th St).
  • Concessions: Theatre-level lobby.

Owner History

Jan 1, 1973 - The Shubert Organization Theatre Owner/Operator
Dec 30, 1932 - Jan 1, 1956 138 West Forty-Eighth Street Corporation Theatre Owner/Operator
Apr 17, 1931 - Dec 30, 1932 Leblang Interests Theatre Operator
Aug 28, 1928 - Apr 17, 1931 Joseph Leblang Theatre Operator
Aug 28, 1928 - Dec 30, 1932 Shubert Theatre Corporation Theatre Owner
May 2, 1927 - Aug 28, 1928 Shubert Theatre Corporation Theatre Owner/Operator
Dec 29, 1912 - May 2, 1927 John Cort Theatre Operator
Dec 29, 1912 - May 2, 1927 Edward B. Corey Theatre Owner